“It’s a BOY!!!!” the Extra host, 45, captioned hospital pics of his infant at the time. “Healthy, beautiful baby boy… Santino Rafael Lopez! Baby & Mom are doing great. Mrs. Lopez came through like a Champ!”
Lopez announced in January that he and the Broadway dancer, 36, were expecting with a family Instagram video featuring their daughter, Gia, 8, and son, Dominic, 5.
“Lopez family update,” the Saved by the Bell alum captioned the social media upload. He moved from one family member to the next, touching on Gia’s dancing and Nico’s wrestling before saying, “I’m crazy with work as usual. Mrs. Lopez, what about you?”
When the actress announced that they were having a baby, Mario went on to say, “We are adding to the team. We are having a party of five. … So blessed.”
Three months later, the Just Between Us author told Us Weekly exclusively that his kids were “fighting over names” for their younger sibling. “They’re both fired up! We have some contenders,” he said. “[The name is] definitely going to be Italian, definitely going to be Catholic. That we know.”
As for his wife’s pregnancy, the former X Factor host told Us, “She’s been a trooper. She’s been very fortunate that she hasn’t struggled, hasn’t gotten sick. She looks great pregnant. … She wears it well.”
Mario honored his wife on Mother’s Day with a nude baby bump photo of her. “Happy Mother’s Day Mrs. Lopez!” he wrote on Instagram in May. “You’re a wonderful mother to our children & I love you for it. Can’t wait for baby #3.”
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